Bryan Reed


Bryan Reed has an Honours Law Degree from the University of Manchester and completed his legal studies at the Lancaster Gate College of Law in London.  He then trained with a niche family law firm in his home city of Birmingham before qualifying as a solicitor in 1980 and returning to London to work as a lawyer. He has well over 35 years experience as a solicitor in private practice.

Bryan was a partner and head of family law at Soho media law firm Gersten and Nixon in Wardour Street from 1989 to 2007. He then joined this firm as a consultant in 2007 to strengthen and develop his family law practice, and as part of Josiah-Lake Gardiner’s structured expansion. Bryan has specialised solely in family law cases since about 2002, although in previous years he also dealt with general civil litigation matters, giving him a wide breadth of knowledge and experience which he brings to his current practice area.

Bryan applies a down to earth and outcomes focussed approach to family cases, based on his extensive experience in this area of law. He is a good communicator who develops effective working relationships with his clients and works hard to avoid adversarial positions. He has successfully handled many hundreds of divorce and family law cases for satisfied clients concerning relationship breakdown and related financial issues etc.

Although not in any sense a “techie”, Bryan has a particular interest in the development of on-line legal services. He oversees and manages the innovative online divorce and related services offered by Josiah-Lake Gardiner at For Bryan’s ongoing thoughts on recent developments in family law visit

Bryan was a founding member of the Resolution Group of Family Lawyers.

He remains a keen sportsman, and in (admittedly much) younger years played semi-professional football in Birmingham as a combative midfielder for Moor Green FC (now Solihull Moors).  He was also awarded colours for Manchester University’s first team.

Bryan now divides his time between and is able to see clients in both London and Birmingham.